Can a gathering spot for what is almost certainly trouble somehow become a source of hope? In Seedfolks, compelling characters from diverse backgrounds explore the possibilities that spring from a vacant lot in a broken neighborhood in the middle of the city. Together, they plant seeds of hope and wait to see: will their dreams come true?
Have you heard of the fearless spider called Anansi? This West African tale is about a cunning spider who uses all of his wit to get what he wants. This free performance will be held at the Central Library.
This performance of Aladdin is based on the classic "Tales of Arabian Nights" and performed by the Hampstead Stage Company. For ages 5 and up. Free. Registration is not required.
The Honest to Goodness Truth is a story by award-winning black author and St. Louisan Patricia McKissack. The adaptation is by Gregory Carr, a professor at Harris Stowe. This home-grown tale features a smart, confident young woman named Libby who learns a valuable lesson about telling the truth with compassion.
Enjoy the world's most famous beagle and the Peanuts gang in Charles Schulz' endearing musical creation, Snoopy, The Musical.
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice as she falls into the madcap world of Wonderland in this STAGES St. Louis presentation of Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
On her journey, Alice meet some extraordinary characters, like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and the frantically late White Rabbit. Inviting and magical, Disney's Alice in Wonderland is a fantastic adventure the whole family can enjoy. Arrive early for pre-show entertainment.
In Shrek the Musical Jr., follow the adventures of an ogre who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that to succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.
This very family-friendly performance is presented by COCA.
Two performances: Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 to $10.
More information and tickets: cocastl.org
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Training Shows return. You'll see these beautiful animals perform flipper walks, ball balancing, Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, lots of splashing and even more surprises!
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.